How Can I Activate Cloudflare On My Hosting Account?
Cloudflare is a Content Delivery Network (CDN) which can speed up your website by copying some of its contents to different locations around the world, allowing your visitors to access the data from the location nearest them. Learn more about CloudFlare's CDN.
By switching to Cloudflare, any commercial SSL certificate installed on your domains will no longer be used and will be replaced with Cloudflare's basic SSL. As such, we do not recommend that clients with commercial SSL or EV SSL certificates enable Cloudflare on their accounts without clearly understanding the repercussions.
- Log in to your WHC Client Area
- Log in to cPanel
- Within the Software section click on Cloudflare
- Click on Create Your Free Account
- When signing up to Cloudflare, you will need to provide
- A working email address
- A new password (not the password to your email account)
- Click Create account
- Add the domain you wish to connect to the CDN network and click Add now
- A screen will appear informing you that the process has started. Click Next
- Select the Free plan and click Confirm Plan (or choose one of their paid plans should you require their premium features)
- Click Confirm
- You will be brought to a page showing your DNS query results
Scroll down the list of DNS records and you should see 2 rows with an orange cloud icon
The two rows should be your A Record
And Your CNAME record
Once you confirm this, scroll to the bottom and click Continue
- A popup screen will appear, showing the Cloudflare nameserver records, similar to:
- You will need to copy and paste these Cloudflare nameservers into the nameservers settings within your WHC Client Area to complete the process. The changes may require several hours to take effect.